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The Lessons of Lahore: Don't Roll The IPL Dice

Mukul Kesavan writes in the Telegraph that he thought the English tour of India in the wake of the Mumbai killings was a bad idea and that it's hard to believe that sane people allowed Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan. He makes a very convincing argument as to why home minister, P. Chidambaram is right in seeking the postponement of the second season of the Indian Premier League:

If the organizers of the IPL and their business partners have any sense, they’ll make no move to press the government to revise its view on the postponement. I write this as a lover of cricket. If a perceived stretching of security resources to accommodate the IPL were to lead to a terrorist breach of the peace during the elections, India would become a cricketing pariah. India is the economic engine of the global game: if it were to go the Pakistani way, international cricket as we know it would be subverted.

Read the full piece in the Telegraph: The Lessons of Lahore

The Lessons of Lahore: Don't Roll The IPL Dice
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Mukul Kesavan writes in the Telegraph that he thought the English tour of India in the wake of the Mumbai killings was a bad idea and that it's hard to believe that sane people allowed Sri Lanka to tour Pakistan:

He makes a very convincing arguement why home minister, P. Chidambaram is right in seeking the postponement of the second season of the Indian Premier League:

If the organizers of the IPL and their business partners have any sense, they’ll make no move to press the government to revise its view on the postponement. I write this as a lover of cricket. If a perceived stretching of security resources to accommodate the IPL were to lead to a terrorist breach of the peace during the elections, India would become a cricketing pariah. India is the economic engine of the global game: if it were to go the Pakistani way, international cricket as we know it would be subverted.

Read the full piece in the Telegraph: The Lessons of Lahore

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